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CONSTITUTIONS
COLONIAL CHARTERS, AND OTHER

ORGANIC LAWS

OF THE

STATES, TERRITORIES, AND

COLONIES

NOW OR HERETOFORE FORMING

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Compiled and Edited
under the Act of Congress of June 30, 1906

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FRANCIS NEWTON THORPE, Ph. D., LL. D.
Member of the Pennsylvania Bar; Fellow and Professor of American Constitu-
tional History at the University of Pennsylvania, 1885-1898; Member of
the American Historical Association; Author of The Constitutional History
of the United States, 1765-1895; A (State) Constitutional History of
the American People, 1776-1850; A Short Constitutional History
of the United States; A (Social and Economic) History of the
American People; A History of the Civil War; Editor of the His.
tory of North America, Volumes IX, XV, XVI, XVIII, XIX,
XX; Author of The Government of the People of the
United States; Benjamin Franklin and the University
of Pennsylvania; The Life of William Pepper, etc.

VOL. I
United States— Alabama-District of Columbia

WASHINGTON
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

1909

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LIST OF AUTHORITIES..

THE UNITED STATES:

The Declaration of Independence-1770.

Articles of Confederation-1777---

Constitution of the United States-1787.-

Amendments to the Constitution of 1787 ---

Commissions, charters, and plans of Union:

Privileges and prerogatives granted to Christopher Columbus-1492

Bull of Pope Alexander-1493_----

Letters patent to John Cabot-1496_-.

Letters patent to Sir Humfrey Gylberte--1578.--

Charter to Sir Walter Raleigh-1584..

Charter of the Dutch West India Company-162

Sir Robert Heath's patent-1629 ----

New England articles of confederation-1643_

The Albany plan–1754 ----

ALABAMA:

Charter of Carolina-1663 --

Proprietary proposals, North Carolina-1663 -

Charter of Carolina-1665 -

Fundamental constitutions, Carolina-1669_

Charter of Georgia-1732_--

Constitution of South Carolina—1776 .-

Constitution of Georgia–1777---------

Constitution of South Carolina-1778

Constitution of Georgia—1789-----

Territory south of the Ohio-1790.--

Territorial government, Mississippi-1798 --

Territorial government, Mississippi-1800

Territorial government, Mississippi-1808

Proclamation, occupation of [Louisiana] Territory

Territorial government, Alabama-1817---

Treaty with Spain-1819..

Enabling act, Alabama-1819---

Resolution for admission of Alabama-181

Constitution, Alabama-1819----

Constitution, Alabama-1865_

Constitution, Alabama-1867_-

Constitution, Alabama-1875_

Constitution, Alabama-1901.-

ALASKA:

Treaty ceding Alaska--1867-

Civil government in Alaska-1884

Civil government in Alaska-1900 ----

ARIZONA:

Treaty with Mexico-1848 .-

Territorial government of New Mexico-1850

Treaty with Mexico-1853

Territorial government-1863

Enabling act-1906 (see Oklahoma) ---

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